available [uh-vey-luh-buhl] SynonymsExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for available on Thesaurus.com adjective

  1. suitable or ready for use; of use or service; at hand: I used whatever tools were available.
  2. readily obtainable; accessible: available resources.
  3. having sufficient power or efficacy; valid.
  4. Archaic. efficacious; profitable; advantageous.

Origin of available late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at avail, -able Related formsa·vail·a·bil·i·ty, a·vail·a·ble·ness, nouna·vail·a·bly, adverbin·ter·a·vail·a·bil·i·ty, nounin·ter·a·vail·a·ble, adjectivenon·a·vail·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·a·vail·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·a·vail·a·ble, adjectiveun·a·vail·a·ble·ness, nounun·a·vail·a·bly, adverbSynonyms for available See more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com 1. accessible, usable, handy.Antonyms for available 1. unavailable. Related Words for unavailability deficiency, drought, lack, omission, dearth, privation, void, inadequacy, insufficiency, want, need, unavailability Examples from the Web for unavailability Contemporary Examples of unavailability

  • Liu interjected that the unavailability of private money was backed up by a Congressional Budget Office report.

    GOPer Says Romney Wrong on Bailout

    Michael Tomasky

    October 29, 2012

  • Historical Examples of unavailability

  • Illinois State forests will always be smaller than those of other states because of the unavailability of low valued land.

    Forest Trees of Illinois

    Fuller George D.

  • British Dictionary definitions for unavailability available adjective

    1. obtainable or accessible; capable of being made use of; at hand
    2. US politics derogatory suitable for public office, usually as a result of having an inoffensive characterSmith was a particularly available candidate

    Derived Formsavailability or availableness, nounavailably, adverb Word Origin and History for unavailability n.

    1855, from un- (1) “not” + availability.

    available adj.

    mid-15c., “beneficial,” also “valid, effective, capable of producing the desired effect,” from avail + -able. Meaning “at one’s disposal, capable of being made use of” is recorded from 1827.

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